Public Sector

New Privacy Act 2020 Commencing 1 December 2020 - What You Need To Know

Created: Tuesday, 27 October 2020 08:52

The substantive provisions of the Privacy Act 2020 come into force on 1 December 2020.  This is the first comprehensive reform since the Privacy Act 1993 was enacted and makes New Zealand’s privacy law more consistent with comparable jurisdictions.

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Has COVID-19 Turned Annual Plan Process on its Head?

Created: Thursday, 16 April 2020 16:30

When times are filled with uncertainty, planning becomes both more critical and more difficult.  We should spare a thought for those who are charged with guiding local authorities through the current planning round from their home offices.

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Find the Silver Lining - Opportunities for Capital Projects

Created: Wednesday, 08 April 2020 10:45

While it is tempting to dial down the energy a little in this time of enforced lock-down, it may be that exactly the opposite is needed.

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Where Do COVID-19 Lock-Down Powers Come From?

Created: Thursday, 02 April 2020 17:13

The Prime Minister has given instructions and we have obeyed.  The country is in lock-down with a raft of personal restrictions and new measures in place, but where does the power to do this come from?

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New Rules for Holding Meetings During Lock-Down

Created: Thursday, 02 April 2020 14:54

Many, if not all, local authorities have hastily put in place measures to authorise Council business to be undertaken by an emergency committee or the Chief Executive during the Covid-19 lock-down.  However, there are some matters that cannot be delegated, as set out in clause 32(1) Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002.  These include important decisions coming up in the next couple of months such as the need to adopt an Annual Plan and make a rate before 30 June 2020.

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